So the Free Agent period is winding down and it's time to start looking towards the draft. I'm sure there will be plenty of mocks and speculation and one of the hot topics again this year is the RB position. I'll get us started with this just in:
Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace Spotted Personally Working Out a Prospect
Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace are two men of the same kind. They don’t know any such thing as an offseason. They’ve been hard at work since last season ended at Soldier Field against Philadelphia trying to find ways to improve for 2019. Pace did some early work in free agency signing the likes of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Buster Skrine, and Cordarrelle Patterson. However, the past several days have been quiet.
Now there may be an explanation. It seems Pace was indisposed, taking time to personally attend the Ohio State pro day on March 21st. He wasn’t alone. Nagy was there too and it appears the two men wished to be there for a private meeting with a particular prospect. His name is Mike Weber, a running back for the Buckeyes.
Garrett Stepien, a staff writer who covers Ohio State, spotted the two men running Weber through drills including Nagy’s personal favorite. A swing pass out of the backfield down the sideline. It’s apparent as ever that the coach is searching for options who can open up that part of his offense.
Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace personal attendance says a lot
Weber is an interesting prospect. Weber averaged 5.9 yards per carry in his college career. He had some of his best games against top opponents too including Michigan, Michigan State, and Oklahoma.
Almost everybody agrees that Weber is less a feature back and more of a chess piece that a creative offensive coach can move around the board to create matchups. Given what Nagy did with Tarik Cohen and Taquan Mizzell last year, this makes perfect sense.
I could see an addition like this in the draft and I don't think it has to mean Howard is on his way out, but it could. This and the addition already made of Davis in FA could be Nagy finding a way to replace Mizzell and Cunningham and truely compliment Howards style of running in a way he couldn't last season. Sharing the load in the backfield in this way could make a lot of sense at least for one more year.